The official Lord of the Rings RPG from 2011 does not have the phrase ‘Lord of the Rings’ in its title. It’s called The One Ring Roleplaying Game – Adventures over the Edge of the Wild.
The Dungeons & Dragons rules powered alternative (5e) doesn’t use the phrase ‘Lord of the Rings’ either. It’s called Adventures in Middle-earth.
Cubicle 7’s announcement that there will be a second edition of The One Ring changes that. The One Ring is also getting a new name.
The new RPG will be called The One Ring – The Lord of the Rings™ Roleplaying Game. It is set 25 years after the defeat of Smaug the Dragon, and this advances the timeline of The One Ring and brings us closer to the War of the Ring.
Brilliant designer, Francesco Nepitello who did so well with the first edition returns to help update and streamline the rules. The game will have all new art and new maps from Jared Blando.
Importantly for fans of The One Ring, all previously released material will be usable with the second edition. Some adjustments will be needed, but Cubicle 7 say they will be minor.
It has been a very busy time for Cubicle 7 of late, just yesterday announcing they had picked the license for the Warhammer 40K RPG, Wrath & Glory, and only this week delaying the release of their Age of Sigmar RPG, Soulbound.
As it stands now, Cubicle 7 have given themselves a half year window to deliver The One Ring 2e, slating the release date for somewhere between Q4 2019 and Q1 2020.
That release window is for the Starter Set and the core rules. Here’s what’s coming;
- The One Ring – The Lord of the Rings™ Roleplaying Game: The 352 page core rules with new art, maps and rules for character creation
- The One Ring – The Lord of the Rings™ Starter Set: A 64 page adventure, a 48 page guide to the lands of the Misty Mountains, a set of dice, six pre-generated characters, character handouts, tokens, and more.
- Loremaster’s Screen and Legends of Middle-earth: A Loremaster’s Screen with a 32 page collection of mini adventures.
- Fell Foes: A bestiary containing creatures from all across Middle-earth.
- Minas Tirith – The Tower of Guard: A guide to the city of Minas Tirith and its surrounding lands.
- The Errantries of the King: A campaign adventure set in Gondor. Written by Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan, author of The Darkening of Mirkwood.
- Moria – The Long Dark: An adventure for The One Ring – The Lord of the Rings™ Roleplaying Game set in Khazad-dûm deep beneath the Misty Mountains.